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Joint-Matic

#247930 by stew » Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:24 pm

Need some help here- I have a line on a SS Joint-Matic Horizontal Router that is in great shape, not sure it has ever been used. I can get this for $175. Is that a good price? Those who have one do you use it much or can you share unique things this unit can do. It does not come with a router. Thanks for any advice.

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Re: Joint-Matic

#247931 by BobCoates1953 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:41 pm

A discussion is on this link
http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/300

plus other options. Review seems to think it is good.

I have no personal knowledge or information about it. Just did a google to see what it was.

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#247932 by jsburger » Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:07 pm

stew wrote:Need some help here- I have a line on a SS Joint-Matic Horizontal Router that is in great shape, not sure it has ever been used. I can get this for $175. Is that a good price? Those who have one do you use it much or can you share unique things this unit can do. It does not come with a router. Thanks for any advice.


They are fairly rare and I would buy it at that price particularly if it is almost unused. They did not come with a router. That is an advantage as you can get the router YOU want.

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John & Mary Burger
Eagle's Lair Woodshop
Hooper, UT

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Re: Joint-Matic

#247935 by procrastinator » Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:36 pm

I also have a Joint-Matic that was barely if ever used. I have all the original accessories available for it, some in their original boxes, plus a few extra parts. If anyone is interested in one, at the noted Lumberjocks price, please contact me.

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Re: Joint-Matic

#247939 by reible » Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:31 am

There are two versions of these. The first one was purchased from another company and had a chain drive. Shopsmith "improved" the design and developed the plastic slide which turned out to be mistake in my opinion. Under certain circumstances that decision showed up with the slide cracking right near the top of the threaded area.

Mine came with the area repaired and it has not shown any indication of additional damage since I have had it. It could also be that I don't do the climb cuts that I think cause the problem. So perhaps the issue will not show up or be problem depending on how you use the machine.

There are several optional accessories that one could get but the most difficult to find is the bevel miter gauge. It took me a long while to find one so I made a wooden version to use in the mean time. While your interest might be for other cuts/joints the bevel gauge allows some interesting joints that you just don't see often.

The one thing you will NEED is the manual. While you might be able to use it without the adjustments and special tasks would be pretty hard to guess at. If you can't get a manual then I'd say pass on the purchase it is that critical.

Some of the pictures at the above link are of my unit. If you do a search here there will be a few links to posts I have done. I don't have a stand for mine and don't need one as I mount it on the shopsmith, that is also shown.

The price is decent, they were going for a lot more when I got mine. I have seen some cheaper lately but with out knowing what attachments come with it and the condition of the slider it is pretty hard to price. I picked up an extra slider from shopsmith when they were do a clean out and I don't know if they have any left so it could be an issue in the future.

Ed

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{Knight of the Shopsmith} [Hero's don't wear capes, they wear dog tags]

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Re: Joint-Matic

#247941 by thunderbirdbat » Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:53 am

The manual (845264 Jointmatic ... $11.99) is available for purchase from SS.

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Re: Joint-Matic

#247956 by sehast » Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:46 pm

Just be advised there are other options to get a similar capability.

https://www.mlcswoodworking.com/shopsit ... tab_anchor

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Re: Joint-Matic

#247957 by stew » Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:26 pm

Thanks everyone- I pick it up on Saturday morning and based on Reible's recommendation I checked back with the seller about the manual and they found it. Hope it looks as good in person as the advertisement shows.

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Re: Joint-Matic

#248012 by reible » Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:28 pm

Got some pictures for us yet, well assuming it was in good condition and you purchased it?

Ed

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{Knight of the Shopsmith} [Hero's don't wear capes, they wear dog tags]

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Re: Joint-Matic

#248014 by jsburger » Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:15 pm

sehast wrote:Just be advised there are other options to get a similar capability.

https://www.mlcswoodworking.com/shopsit ... tab_anchor


That seems pretty cheesy compared to the SS Johnt-Matic. It might be OK since I have never seen it or the Joint-Matic either.

Then there is the ultimate, the JDS Multi Router. https://jdstools.com/product/multi-router/
Like buying a Power Pro.

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John & Mary Burger
Eagle's Lair Woodshop
Hooper, UT

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